Arts and Entertainment briefs
ROCKWELL — Nazareth Children’s Home 105th anniversary festival is this Saturday, June 4 from 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., with breakfast available at 7 a.m.
There will be live entertainment by the group Divided by Four, the Nazareth Community Church Praise Band, One Road Home, Center Stage Dance, Uncle George the Magician, Yadkin River Theory and One Reason.
It will be an all-day famiily friendly event with food, a fire truck display, a big car show with awards, crafts on display and a 50-50 giveaway.
The drawing for a 2011 Honda Civic LX is at 4 p.m.
Attention: If you have ever lived at Nazareth Children’s Home you are an Alumnus and you are invited to meet with our Nazareth Family Group at the gazebo at 11 a.m.
On Sunday, June 5 at 10:30 a.m. will be a worship service at Nazareth Community Church at the Leonard Chapel.
Nazareth is located at 855 Crescent Road, Rockwell.
CHINA GROVE — The Price of Freedom Museum, housed in the Old Patterson School building, will host a D-Day Remembrance event from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, June 4.
At 10 a.m. is a special ceremony and flag raising to honor all Veterans.
There will be vehicles, weapons, memorabilia and military demonstrations, co-sponsored by Carolina Military Vehicle Preservation Association and the Price of Freedom Museum. A Veterans Administration mobile benefit unit will also be on hand.
The museum itself will be open all day Saturday in conjunction with the event, and on Sundays from 3-5 p.m.
The museum is an American war memorial dedicated to men and women of the armed services, and is located at the intersection of Weaver andd Patterson Roads. Call 704-857-7474 or visit www.priceoffreedom.us.
KANNAPOLIS — The first free outdoor concert of the 2011 season happens on Saturday, June 4 at 7 p.m. at the Village Park Amphitheater.
Country singer Jason Michael Carroll will perform and there will be fireworks after the show.
Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are permitted and concessions will be available. No pets, alcohol, grilling or glass bottles.
Village Park Amphitheater is off of Dale Earnhardt Boulevard between West A and C Streets. Waste Management and the City of Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department host the concert series.
For more information, call 704-920-4343 or visit www.cityofkannapolis.com.
New museum exhibit
The Rowan Museum has mounted a new exhibit at the 1815 Utzman-Chambers House in the 100 block of South Jackson Street. The exhibit features artifacts, including photos and books, of the late Honorable Spruce Macay (1755-1808), lawyer and Superior Court judge. He is perhaps best known for instructing our country’s seventh president, Andrew Jackson, in law for several years here in Salisbury.
Macay had extensive land holdings in Rowan County. One of his holdings was the area behind the present V.A. Medical Center where Grants Creek was damned to form what was known as Macay’s mill pond.
In the mid 1780s, Andrew Jackson was a student in Macay’s law office. This office was a one room building which was sent for display in Philadelphia at the Centennial Exhibition in 1876, and it was never returned.
Numerous Macay family items were original gifts to the Rowan Museum in 1953. Additional artifacts came from the estate of the late Jo White Linn and from the William C. Coughenour family. From the latter were many books from the Macay-McNeely estate bought in the 1950s. This collection of books is comprised of history, religion, literature and novels (including early 19th century works of Sir Walter Scott.)
The Utzman-Chambers House is a federal house museum open to the public on Saturday afternoons from 1–4 p.m., with $3 admission for adults and $1.50 for students.
For more information, call 704-633-5946 or email email@example.com.
Groups join in song
The Trinity Singers and Ringers, Salisbury Singing Seniors and the Y-Wonders will present a joint concert entitled “With One Song” on Sunday, June 5 , at 3 p.m. at the Trinity Oaks Retirement Center in the Special Events Room.
A reception will follow the concert. This free performance is open to the public.
Members of each of the groups are senior citizens from all walks of life and musical abilities who share a love of making music.
Directors of the groups are Daisy Bost – Singing Seniors; Karl Kinard – Trinity Ringers; Rosemary Kinard – Trinity Singers; and Kathy Norris – Y-Wonders. Rob Durocher serves as accompanist for the Trinity Singers.
A special addition to this year’s performance will be an arrangement of “This Little Light of Mine” by the combined choirs, accompanied by Foster Owen on banjo.
ARRRT (for reduce-reuse-recycle) is a class where kids ages 8-12 can explore ways to reduce, reuse and recycle while creating works of art.
Students will make sculptures, collages, books and more using recycled items and found objects. This class helps young artists expand creativity and critical art thinking skills while learning to be green.
The class runs June 27-July 1, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with instructor Crystle Lineberger. The $30 tuition includes materials and daily snack. Scholarships are available.
For more information or to register, call 704-647-0999 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for Faith & the Arts is at 207 W. Harrison St.
Civil War exhibit tour
The Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory exhibit provides images of historic figures, artifacts, and documents that brought the reality of the Civil War from the battlefront to the home front.
A total of 24 images is being displayed by the The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources in 50 libraries and four museums throughout the state and will visit the Rowan Public Library from June 2-29.
The exhibit honors North Carolinians and their dedication throughout the Civil War with images gathered from the State Archives, the N.C. Museum of History and State Historic Sites.
Many of the images depict artifacts that help to illustrate the individuals of the time period. One illustrates a slave shoe which exemplifies craftsmanship and footwear of the Civil War era. Similar to a military “Jefferson” bootee, the homemade leather shoe is attached by iron nails and outlined with bradded metal horseshoes. The wooden sole is hand carved and contoured, and attached with a leather strap. The slave shoe currently belongs in a collection of the North Carolina Museum of History.
For information on the exhibit call the Rowan Public Library at 704-216-8228.
Concerts on the Green
DAVIDSON — On Sunday, June 5, the Blue Chip Jazz Band performs at Davidson’s Concerts on the Green series, which happens on first and third Sunday evenings from 6-8 p.m. on the Village Green in front of the Public Library at the intersection of Main Street and Concord Road.
Bring friends and family, comfy chairs, a blanket or a picnic and to come early to find seats. All concerts are free, family-oriented and go on rain or shine.
CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble, under the direction of internationally-known clinician and composer Tim Waugh, announces its “Curtain Warmer” Concert on Monday, June 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church at 3200 Park Road, Charlotte. This concert is free and open to the public.
Musical selections will include cello, viola, percussion, and piano. For more information, contact Ed Tompkins at 704-847-4502.